Written By: - Date published: 7:24 am, May 28th, 2016 - 126 comments
It’s naked panic now. In response to the crisis that isn’t a crisis Key is going to overrule the council that his government created and screw over Auckland democracy just like he screwed over Canterbury. What do you think of that Aucklanders?
Written By: - Date published: 9:51 am, May 27th, 2016 - 41 comments
Another National Backbencher has shown her prowess with social media.
Written By: - Date published: 9:12 am, May 27th, 2016 - 38 comments
John Key has given a powerful speech on NZ’s housing crisis: “This is an issue that should concern all New Zealanders. It threatens a fundamental part of our culture, it threatens our communities and, ultimately, it threatens our economy.”
Written By: - Date published: 8:15 am, May 27th, 2016 - 30 comments
— Deborah Russell
Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, May 27th, 2016 - 20 comments
Written By: - Date published: 6:21 pm, May 26th, 2016 - 85 comments
There are budgets and there are budgets. And for all the presence or absence of bright ideas, there’s a budget that threatens to subsume all others…
Written By: - Date published: 3:27 pm, May 25th, 2016 - 138 comments
Paula Bennett’s “big” housing “announcement” today is a re-announcement with a twist of lie.
Written By: - Date published: 10:29 am, May 25th, 2016 - 120 comments
The Government is planning to change funding for budgeting services and to require providers to become “financial mentors” rather than “budgeting advisers” as if this will improve things.
Written By: - Date published: 8:01 am, May 25th, 2016 - 18 comments
Paula Bennett has basically apologised to Parliament for claiming that National would create 3,000 new social housing beds when all that it was doing is funding existing beds to make sure they did not disappear.
Written By: - Date published: 11:32 am, May 24th, 2016 - 51 comments
Nick Smith thinks that the recently developing housing crisis is a figment of our imagination.
Written By: - Date published: 11:35 pm, May 20th, 2016 - 6 comments
John Oliver takes a good solid swing at the media who suck up shit press releases designed by institutions to get funding and interest groups doing marketing for their products, and the idiotic consumers of schlock ‘facts’. Or John Key who apparently thinks that money magically changes physics.
Written By: - Date published: 10:22 am, May 19th, 2016 - 21 comments
Small: “Only this week Prime Minister John Key managed to spend one, save it and outline a plan to give it back to taxpayers all at the same time.”
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, May 17th, 2016 - 90 comments
English is right, Key is lying and he knows it. But Key would rather we were talking about the mirage of tax cuts (again) than current events like the protection of corrupt tax havens or our homeless living in cars.
Written By: - Date published: 9:14 am, May 12th, 2016 - 52 comments
National is hoping to avoid a proper debate about issues raised by the Panama Papers by raising a series of idiotic diversions.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, May 11th, 2016 - 7 comments
Has Cameron Slater created legal history by being a party to the breach of his own name suppression order?
Written By: - Date published: 8:31 am, May 9th, 2016 - 37 comments
This morning John Key refused to be interviewed on Radio New Zealand after learning that they intended to ask him questions about the Panama Papers. And some elements of the media are for some strange reason trying to say there is nothing to see because he personally has not been implicated.
Written By: - Date published: 8:27 am, May 8th, 2016 - 151 comments
Rodney Hide thinks that making multinational corporations pay their fair share of tax will make them leave.
Written By: - Date published: 10:36 am, May 5th, 2016 - 17 comments
Over the past week the Government has gone from “there is no problem with the Overseas Investment Office” to announcing an urgent review and a staffing boost to make sure that approvals of foreign purchases of land are being properly processed.
Written By: - Date published: 10:30 am, April 29th, 2016 - 71 comments
“Nick Smith reckons Akld housing’s more affordable now than before National came to power”
Written By: - Date published: 2:01 pm, April 24th, 2016 - 35 comments
The Standard has obtained a copy of a Crosby Textor memo concerning risks posed by Murray McCully’s handling of issues surrounding the awarding of the contract for the Niue resort.
Written By: - Date published: 10:56 am, April 24th, 2016 - 60 comments
Hide’s Herald piece today is straight out of Dirty Politics Farrar’s playbook.
Written By: - Date published: 9:02 am, April 22nd, 2016 - 201 comments
The New Zealand Initiative has produced a research paper attacking the proposal for a sugar tax. But who is it and who is it speaking on behalf of?
Written By: - Date published: 10:59 am, April 21st, 2016 - 122 comments
Little is doing his job. Dirty Politics Farrar is spinning like mad. The real questions are – who knew about the donations, when did they know, and were they involved in awarding the contract?
Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, April 21st, 2016 - 191 comments
John Key, explaining why he had an account with tax avoidance specialists Antipodes Trust Group, said he used the firm because his long-term friend, Ken Whitney, is a principal at the firm and has been his private lawyer for many years. The flaw in that theory is that Whitney is not currently a lawyer.
Written By: - Date published: 7:03 pm, April 19th, 2016 - 85 comments
Our Glorious Leader John Key Il is considering a formal extradition treaty with China. No doubt some genuinely bad people will be sent back, but China’s definition of ‘criminal’ is very, very broad. Why are we sucking up to a country lacking both democracy and a legitimate judicial system? Could it be the money? Could it be the pandas?
We used to be better than this. And not so long ago. Where did we go wrong?
Written By: - Date published: 4:03 pm, April 13th, 2016 - 205 comments
National are now so convinced of their invulnerability that they have taken to actively insulting us. You couldn’t make this stuff up.